Open Source Software

Android Open Source Project Now Includes The Fuchsia Sdk And A Fuchsia ‘device’

Google has two operating systems intended for mobile devices (and more), Android, which we know and love, and Fuchsia, Google’s OS of the future. These two have just gotten further connected with the incorporation of the official Fuchsia SDK...
Related topics: Android, Mobile Technology, Google

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Open Hardware Board For Robust Usb Power Monitoring

We’ve all seen the little USB power meters that have become popular since nearly every portable device has adopted some variation of USB for charging. Placed between the power source and the device under test, they allow you to see voltage and...

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5 Linux Tablets And Tablet Projects Worth Looking Into

Linux was born at a time when PCs were bulky, stationary machines. Now we’re in the era of Apple iPads. Our Android phones have touchscreens, and so do our game consoles. Many of us long to use our favorite open source operating system on a...
Related topics: Linux, Tablets, Apple, Android, Mobile Technology

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How Microsoft Is About To Make Google Chrome Even Better

You’ve probably heard Microsoft will base its Edge browser on Chromium, the open-source project that forms the basis for Google Chrome. That won’t just make Edge better—Microsoft contributing to Chromium means Microsoft’s...
Related topics: Microsoft, Google, Chrome, Chromium

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Bt To 'sunset' Apache Cloudstack Cloud, Customer Demand Went Awol

We don't want to be an IaaS about it, but... BT’s Cloud of Clouds (CoC) field of vision is about to narrow. Its open-source cloud software platform, based on Apache CloudStack, will be "quietly withdrawn", The Reg can confirm.…

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'open-source' Darthminer Malware Targets Adobe Pirates With Cryptominer

A slightly weird malware strain has been observed using the open source XMRig cryptominer and EmPyre backdoor utilities to target software pirates as reported by Malwarebytes Labs. The OSX.DarthMiner malware was designed to emulate the Adobe...
Related topics: Malware, Adobe, Malwarebytes, Osx

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Pivotal Announces New Serverless Framework

Pivotal has always been about making open-source tools for enterprise developers, but surprisingly, up until now, the arsenal has lacked a serverless component. That changed today with the alpha launch of Pivotal Function Service. “Pivotal ...

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The Road Ahead For Open Source

Linux and the open source business model are far different today than many of the early developers might have hoped. Neither can claim a rags-to-riches story. Rather, their growth cycles have been a series of hit-or-miss milestones. The Linux...
Related topics: Linux

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End Of The Line For Microsoft Edge?

Rumors circulated this week that Microsoft will be replacing the core technology in its Edge browser for Windows 10 with Chromium, the open source software from Google that is the core of the Chrome browser. Google's Blink will be basis of the new...
Related topics: Microsoft, Technology Rumors, Chromium, Google, Chrome

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Google And Mozilla Reacts To Chrome-powered Edge Announcement

Today Microsoft confirmed the leaks that they will be using Google’s Chromium web rendering engine for the Edge browser, and would be contributing their developer expertise to evolving the Chromium and other open source web engines....
Related topics: Google, Chrome, Microsoft, Chromium

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Microsoft Edge Goes Chromium (and Macos)

The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing Edge to macOS, too. In addition, Microsoft is decoupling...
Related topics: Microsoft, Chromium, Technology Rumors, Google, Chrome

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Instapaper For Ios Updated For New Ipad Pros, Shares Keyboard Shortcut Open Source Library

Instapaper for iOS has been updated with new features and polish on the latest iPhones and iPads. Instapaper version 7.7 includes support for the new displays on the 2018 iPad Pros, keyboard shortcut support, and a true black theme for iPhone X and...
Related topics: Ios, Ipad, Tablets, Mobile Technology, Iphone

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Linux Foundation’s Openchain Project Welcomes Google, Facebook And Uber

The Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project helps companies find ways to comply with open-source licensing requirements. Today at the Open Compliance Summit in Yokohama, Japan, it announced Google, Facebook and Uber have joined the project as...
Related topics: Linux, Google, Social Media, Facebook

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Kubernetes Patched To Address Critical Privilege Escalation Flaw

A critical security issue in the Kubernetes open source and automated app container deployment, scaling, and management system could allow attackers to gain full root access to computing nodes. What makes this security issue highly critical is the...

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Report: Microsoft Is Scrapping Edge, Switching To Just Another Chrome Clone

Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich) Windows Central reports that Microsoft is planning to replace its Edge browser, which uses Microsoft's own EdgeHTML rendering engine and Chakra JavaScript engine, with a new browser built on Chromium, the open...
Related topics: Microsoft, Chrome, Chromium

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On Demand Webcast: Devops And Security – You Don't Have To Play Open Source Whack-a Mole

Tune in to our Reg webinar for tips from infosec experts Promo  Better, faster, cheaper… these are the promises of DevOps. The future of software development and operations is all about speeding up development and deployment through cloud-based...
Related topics: Webcasts, Webinars

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As Tensions With Smaller Software Companies Run High, Amazon Is Extending An Olive Branch With A...

Last week, Amazon Web Services announced an active open source project called Firecracker, a virtualization technology project that users can download, modify or use for free. Generally speaking, Amazon is seen as contributing less code to open...
Related topics: Amazon

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Naomi Wu On The Sino:bit, 3d Printers, And Open Source Hardware In China

Many readers will be familiar with [Naomi Wu], the prolific hardware hacker who has shown us so much of the epicentre of Chinese tech in her native Shenzhen through a lens that most outsiders would struggle to achieve. We’ve seen her touring...
Related topics: 3D Printers, Printers, Hackers, Computer Security

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What Is Google Amp? How It Works And Why It’s Useful For Mobile Sites

AMP, or Accelerated Mobile Pages, is an open-source project created by Google with the aim of facilitating a smoother browsing experience for mobile devices. The project promises higher performance, increased engagement, and less data usage that...
Related topics: Google

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Aws Launches A Managed Kafka Service

Kafka is an open-source tool for handling incoming streams of data. Like virtually all powerful tools, it’s somewhat hard to set up and manage. Today, Amazon’s AWS is making this all a bit easier for its users with the launch of Amazon...
Related topics: Amazon

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